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Wed 2 Sep 2020

  • Cooks Islands rainbow community lobbies for constitutional rights
    The Cook Islands LGBT+ association is citing the country's Constitution as it seeks to stop laws discriminating against gay men...
    Links: RNZ
  • World Rugby's trans women ban proposal slammed by academic group
    The letter to World Rugby says there is no peer-reviewed, scientific evidence to justify a ban which would only be harmful to trans and gender-diverse people...
    Links: Stuff
  • In Case You Missed It: Gaga and Grande Perform ‘Rain On Me’...
    Links: Express
  • Taylor Swift Sends Touching Letter and Gifts to Openly Gay Fan
    Links: Express

Mon 2 Sep 2019

  • If These Walls Could Talk
    Links: Express

Sun 2 Sep 2018

  • Battle lines drawn between feminists and trans activists over sex self identification
    Hostilities between feminists and transgender activists are coming to a head as the sex self identification debate heats up...
    Links: Stuff

Sat 2 Sep 2017

  • L'Oreal drops transgender model for racist comments
    Transgender model Munroe Bergdorf made history earlier this week when it was announced that she would be the face of a L'Oréal UK campaign...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Repromed only fertility clinic to get Rainbow Tick
    For a same-sex couple having a child means entering the daunting world of fertility clinics...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Tagata o te Moana for 2 September 2017
    Tongan's interim prime minister's ok with dissolution of Tongan parliament; Climate change, sustainable development, conservation and possibly West papua will be items on the agenda of a newly expanded Pacific Forum leaders summit line-up in Samoa next week; First Pasifika poet selected for prestigious NZ Poet Laureate award; Gay detainees fear for their lives and future if Australia close the detention centre on Manus Island; Fixing an ailing economy and a broken health system, as well as addressing corruption are among the stated priorities of Papua New Guinea's re-elected government; New Caledonia's FLNKS outlines its plan for independence...
    Links: RNZ
  • Masculinity Is Not What It Used To Be
    Links: Express

Fri 2 Sep 2016

  • Decades-long wait for gender surgery
    The transgender community wants health officials to cut the wait time for gender reassignment operations, saying it could take decades before people get one...
    Links: RNZ
  • GSWQT: Skycity Queenstown Karaoke!
    Links: Express
  • Main Street Lodge Owner Pleads Guilty
    Links: Express
  • Mika’s Multicultural Melting Pot
    Links: Express
  • Queens of the Desert
    Links: Express
  • Sinking the New Atlantis
    Family First is trumpeting yet another anti-transgender 'research paper' from conservative Catholic Paul McHugh and an offsider, Lawrence Meyer, in an obscure religious social conservative journal called the New Atlantis...

Wed 2 Sep 2015

  • Gay Ski Week QT’s Sponsor Drinks
    Links: Express
  • Miley Cyrus' new Sapphic sex song
    Pop star Miley Cyrus has released a new song called Bang Me Box which she says is a "pretty self-explanatory" track about having sex with a woman...

Tue 2 Sep 2014

  • Nine Years Strong
    Links: Express
  • Words From The Departing Mr Gay World
    Links: Express
  • Gender neutral bathroom signs available
    The business also has signs showing toilets have disabled access A new online store is selling signs to make it clear bathrooms are gender neutral and accessible for everyone, with a chunk of profits going to charity...

Mon 2 Sep 2013

  • Sex Work: Return of the Prohibitionists?
    Sixteenth century 'witches' who bore the brunt of moral panics...

Sun 2 Sep 2012

  • John Key "too gay" for his electorate
    John Key dancing with Buffy and Bimbo at the Big Gay Out Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has written letters to residents of John Key’s Helensville electorate saying the Prime Minister is “too gay” for the area...

Fri 2 Sep 2011

  • The Glenn Mills case, uncovered
    Detective Sergeant Andy King led the case The detective who led the investigation into Glenn Mills has made a series of fresh revelations about the case they were gathering against the man who became known as an ‘HIV predator’...

Thu 2 Sep 2010

  • LILAC - the Lesbian Information, Library and Archives Centre (Wellington)
    Maddy Drew and Carole Hicks talk about the history and activities of LILAC - the Lesbian Information, Library and Archives Centre.
    Features: Carole Hicks, Maddy Drew
  • Trio of Tui nominations for Anika Moa
    She is already nominated for a Silver Scroll, and now Anika Moa has received three New Zealand Music Awards nominations for an album she wrote about falling in love with her wife...

Wed 2 Sep 2009

  • Vermont marks gay marriage with ice cream
    The US State of Vermont, famous for being the birthplace of Ben   ...

Tue 2 Sep 2008

  • The Best of Takataapui TV
    The next episode of Maori Television's LGBT programme Takataapui will be broadcast at 9:30pm on Monday 8 September: This final episode of Takataapui for 2008 looks back at highlights from the programmes in this year's series of twenty mini-documentaries by, for and about Takataapui New Zealanders...

Sun 2 Sep 2007

  • Verbal gluttony in The Real Thing
    Claire Chitham in The Real Thing Review: The Real Thing, by Tom Stoppard With Cameron Rhodes, Theresa Healey, Stephen Lovatt, Claire Chitham, Paul Ellis, Michelle Blundell and Brian Rankin...

Sat 2 Sep 2006

  • The Strange Passions of Venus Monstrosa
    Apart from HIV/AIDS, who would have thought that South Africa might become a paragon of human rights and pluralism only twenty years ago? Today, though, compared to the rest of Southern Africa, it is...

Fri 2 Sep 2005

  • Hepatitis C and HIV co-infection - Double trouble
    Hepatitis C (HepC or HCV) and HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) are two different viruses which share some common characteristics...

Thu 2 Sep 2004

  • Television programme: Takataapuhi (New Zealand)
    This episode highlights Maori women involved in protest movements over the past decades. Takataapuhi, ref F82081.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • When black shirts frighten us
    Mobs of fundamentalist Christians militaristically marching through our streets, outfitted in black and giving scary extended arm salutes scared a lot of people...

Sat 2 Sep 1978

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